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Modification of the Tobacco Control Act

Enforced since September 7th, 2016, the amendment of the Act on the protection of health against the consequences of tobacco use („Tobacco Control Act”) makes a number of changes in the field of tobacco’s trade and consumption. They are mainly related to the electronic cigarettes. Moreover, the requirements regarding the appearance of traditional cigarettes’ packs are defined again.

In general, prohibitions which are effective to tobacco products, pursuant to the amendment act will also apply to e-cigarettes. Consequently, person under 18 years old will not be able to buy these cigarettes and their smoking will not be allowed in public places.

The next modification is related to the appearance of the pack of cigarettes. There will be new announcements and special picture which present health consequences of smoking. The Tobacco Control Act also extends the prohibition of the advertising and promotion on electronic cigarettes.

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